The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–5pm; Thu–Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
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  • Website www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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Annie Keating Trio And Danielle Cawdell

New-York based singer/songwriter Annie Keating creates beautifully crafted songs combined with musical hooks and punches knock the listener in the chest, with refreshing honesty, grit and timelessness. Keating's voice is not flashy, nor perhaps conventionally pretty, it has more of a mysterious, rough-hewn beauty that…

Ari Eisinger

Ari Eisinger (Philadelphia, USA) is a world-renowned performer of 1920s and 1930s country blues and ragtime guitar. He has shared the bill with Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk and Doc Watson and his tuition DVDs on the playing of Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Lemon Jefferson - for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop…

Wed 4 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Bonfire Radicals

The Bonfire Radicals have been marvellously described as a Medieval plough-girls' lunch of Chaucerian troubadours meets Captain Beefheart; strings, myriad recorders and clarinet raga-beats to a 'Balkan Divorce Dance' breakdown, () a delightful conundrum 'n bass pizzicato jiggery-poguery. (John Kennedy). They're an…

Mon 8 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Boo Hewerdine Band

After numerous outstanding solo performances, here's a rare opportunity to catch Boo Hewerdine with his full band at the Kitchen Garden. Born in North London. Boo is described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Since disbanding his much loved English rock band The Bible in 1994, Hewerdine…

Thu 11 May

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

Carrie Elkin

The Penny Collector is songwriter Carrie Elkin's long-awaited new solo album Written in a year book-ended by the birth of her first child and time spent looking after her terminally-ill father, The Penny Collector is a collection of heart breaking yet joyous songs. Based in Austin, Texas, comparisons with Iris De Ment…

Tue 6 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Catastrophe Club

Micky Greaney brings his Catastrophe club back to the Kitchen Garden featuring some of the regions finest talents.April's Catastrophe club line-up includes Jimmy Weston, Rob Tyler, Canard du Jour, Julianne Bastock, Steve Ison, Will French and Rob Kerrigan, comedy on the night comes from Qevin Dee.

Sun 11 Jun

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

Danni Nicholls

British Americana singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls is 'an artist with the elegance and imagination to restore your faith in the visceral power of an original song' (Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2). Her latest album 'Mockingbird Lane' is nominated for the Americana Music Association UK 'Album of the Year' award and has received…

Sun 2 Apr

£11 / 0121 443 4725

David Campbell

David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's (and Aberdeen's) most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene. His grandparents were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland. His father was prominent and influential in the folksong revival of the '60s, and a prolific writer of…

Tue 30 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour

The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a…

Devon Sproule

Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living in rural Virginia, raised on eco-villages near Kingston, Ontario and Louisa, Virginia. The 34-year-old, in addition to being a musician, is a high school drop-out, a birder, doula, and a student of Deaf Culture and sign language. She has been married to producer Paul…

Sun 26 Mar

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

The Godfather Film Screening

Mario Puro's The Godfather turns 45 this year, so to celebrate the Kitchen Garden will be hosting a screening of the classic gangster movie. Come and re-live the genre-defining cinematic classic that turned Francis Ford Coppola into a directing icon, and witness Marlon Brando's mesmerising performance on the big screen…

Wed 29 Mar

Hafdis Huld

Icelandic pop singer-songwriter.

Sun 9 Apr

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Harpers Ferry And Johnny Coppin

Harpers Ferry are five rugged individuals who have been making waves in the folk rock and Americana scene since they first joined forces four years ago. Their music and lyrics are fiercely modern whilst still paying homage to greats of the 60s/70s that inspired them. Regularly featured on the radio, including Baylen…

Sun 30 Apr

Hatstand

Unamplified monthly performance arts space, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists and their audience.

Mon 3 Apr

£5.50 / 0121 443 4725

Mon 1 May

£5.50 / 0121 443 4725

John Doyle

We welcome back Irish guitar wizard John Doyle, Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, Solas, Michael Black, Mary Black, the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher's…

Tue 16 May

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Jonathon Byrd

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years (Chicago Tribune). He grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of…

Tue 13 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Keith James: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016)

His Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual. Enigmatic and mysterious, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken. The announcement of Leonard's passing has marked the end of an era. His music…

The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy first toured the UK as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, during Nanci's "Other Voices, Other Rooms" period. Their work onstage and in the studio with Ms. Griffith led to daily interaction with Americana legends including Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. By the…

Sun 14 May

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Kyshona Armstrong

Kyshona Armstrong, after a successful sold out tour earlier this year with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In the Round, return to the UK for her first UK solo headline tour. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her song writing skills and powerful…

Wed 7 Jun

Laugh Off Comedy Battle

To raise financial aid to the Birmingham Children's Hospital charity, comedy is coming to the Kitchen Garden Café too tickle your ribs till they ache. Local talent will go head to head, each bringing their own style and personality to the mic. In a battle of laughs, antics and hilarious jokes, the comedic competitors will…

Tue 18 Apr

The Little Unsaid

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of…

Wed 24 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Madison Violet

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released The Knight Sessions their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound. The depth of their songs and their personal delivery win over crowds from North…

Thu 18 May

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

The Man Upstairs

In the mid eighties, when Birmingham was dancing to the beat of rock and reggae, a band emerged that was described by BRMB as 'totally unique': The Man Upstairs. Their fusion of jazz, indie pop, harmony vocals and poignant lyrics proved to be a refreshing change to audiences and led to single releases 'Sad in my Heart…

Sun 28 May

Marrakesh Express

The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. Telling the story of the formation of this super-group and including songs from The Hollies, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, the…

Tue 9 May

Michael Weston King - 'my Back Pages'

A rare hometown show for the man UnCut described as our very own Rodney Crowell". Taking a short break from My Darling Clementine, November '16 found MWK on a 22 date European solo tour and saw the accompanying release of "Handpicked" - a career retrospective featuring 13 songs from 13 different albums. Tonight's show…

Mick Thomas With Squeezebox Wally

"Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Mick Thomas, leader of Weddings, Parties, Anything & the Sure Thing, makes a welcome return to KGC together with fellow WPA cohort Mark 'Squeezebox Wally' Wallace on accordion. Playing songs from Mick's new retrospective book 'These Are The Days' & companion album 'These Are…

Sun 19 Nov

Montparnasse

A rare duo concert from Parisian singer Celine Dommart and award winning acoustic guitarist Cris Tolley. The new album from Parisian singer Celine Dommart Dans Les Cafes Voisins has been lauded by the press as 'amazing'. On the back of recent sell out concerts at MAC Birmingham and Townsend Hall (amongst others) Celine…

Sun 23 Apr

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

My Comedy

DOORS 7.30PM SHOW 8PM A fabulous night of stand up Headlining Aprils show Annette Fagon She's just like Peter Kay would be - well, if he were female, black and from Leicester" (Chortle) and Resident MC, Maureen Younger brilliantly fast-paced(www.spoonfed.co.uk) will of course be hosting the evening hilarious night…

Wed 14 Jun

£11 / 0121 443 4725

My Comedy With Annette Fagon

Headlining April's show is one of our most popular headliners, Annette Fagon ("With this sort of retro observational comedy, she's just like Peter Kay would be - well, if he were female, black and from Leicester" - Chortle). Performing alongside Annette will be Mercedes Benson ("great characterisation and some killer…

Wed 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0121 443 4725

My Girl The River

My Girl The River are Louisiana born and bred Kris Wilkinson and her husband songwriter Joe Hughes. After very successful support dates with Laura Cantrell, Jonathan Byrd, Cale Tyson and the exquisite Suzanne Vega (to sold out theatres) My Girl The River is looking forward to taking their music out to small, intimate…

Mon 24 Apr

Nashville In The Round

An evening in the style of Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe as country music singers Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, each a respected recording artist in her own right, perform songs in the round from the music city.

Mon 22 May

Peters & Dog

Peters & Dog are appearing at their first headline show at The Kitchen Garden in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Tuesday April 25th. To coincide with this show, they release their new maxi single "Madam Misery" a song about Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. They'll be joined by Danielle Cawdell, a pianist and singer…

Tue 25 Apr

£5.50 / 0121 443 4725

The Robin Nolan Trio

Robin Nolan is famed as one the best known and most admired Gypsy Jazz guitarists on the planet, he's headlined every major gypsy jazz festival across the globe! Recent highlights include a sell-out show for Jazz FM at London's Royal Albert Hall, a standing ovation from a packed-out Lincoln Centre audience in New York, a…

Mon 15 May

Simply Dylan

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians…

Sun 25 Jun

£15.40 / 0121 443 4725

Storytelling Cafe

19 April - 3 Troubadours - Markus Luukkonen, (Finland); Torgrim Mellum Stene, (Norway); and: Tom Van Outryve, (Belgium) visit Storytelling Cafe with their show, Mobile Dreams. This is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling performance about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a…

Wed 19 Apr

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Those Pretty Wrongs (duo) - Jody Stephens (big Star) And Luther Russell, (usa)

Those Pretty Wrongs are Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Luther Russell, two old friends and veterans of the music scene in different ways. Jody was the drummer for the legendary band Big Star and now helps run equally legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis. Luther Russell was the leader of seminal roots-rock band The…

Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day are not so much a duo, but a two-person quartet. Their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle, and the pedal harp, build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture. Classically trained, they bring outstanding technical ability as well as an adventurous…

Tue 11 Apr

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Winter Mountain

Melodic folk rock from the Cornwall-based singer-songwriter.

Wed 5 Apr

Yorkston Thorne Khan

Yorkston Thorne Khan is an experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston one of the most "influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene, Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi, and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit…

Mon 27 Mar

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